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The Moral/Conventional Distinction

Southwood, Nicholas


Commonsense suggests that moral judgements and conventional normative judgements are importantly different in kind. Yet a compelling vindicating account of the moral/conventional distinction has proven persistently elusive. The distinction is typically explicated in terms of either formal properties (the Form View) or substantive properties (the Content View) of the principles that figure in the judgements. But the most promising versions of these views face serious difficulties. After...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Mind: a quarterly review of philosophy
DOI: 10.1093/mind/fzr048


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